Will Leggett Endorse a County Executive Candidate?; Options Being Evaluated for Capital Crescent Trail Crossing in Bethesda

Will Leggett Endorse a County Executive Candidate?; Options Being Evaluated for Capital Crescent Trail Crossing in Bethesda

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Will Leggett endorse in county executive race?

County Executive Ike Leggett’s backing could provide a powerful boost to one of the six Democratic candidates trying to win the June 26 primary election. However, Leggett has remained quiet about whether he will back a candidate in the race to replace him. [Washington Post]

County continues to develop options for Capital Crescent Trail crossing of Little Falls Parkway

Montgomery Parks officials are considering installing a pedestrian overpass or tunnel, shifting the crossing intersection to Arlington Road or Hillandale Road, adding pedestrian-activated crossing lights or permanently reducing lanes. The county reduced the number of vehicle lanes to two at the intersection after 81-year-old Chevy Chase resident Ned Gaylin was struck by a vehicle and killed in 2016 while crossing the road on the trail while riding a recumbent bicycle. The parks department hopes to come up with three options to improve safety at the crossing this fall and then present one to the Montgomery County Planning Board for approval this winter. [WTOP]

Town of Chevy Chase seeking long-term residents for centennial celebration

The town’s Centennial Committee is looking for residents who have lived in the town for 50 years or longer as part of a plan to honor them. If you are such a resident or know someone who is,  the committee is asking you contact the town office at townoffice@townofchevychase.org or by calling 301-654-7144 with the person’s name, address and phone number. The town is celebrating its 100th anniversary through April 2019. [Town of Chevy Chase]

Gubernatorial campaigns ramp up as early voting begins

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and former NAACP President Ben Jealous have been trading barbs this week as the two men appear to be tied atop the crowded Democratic field of candidates running for governor. As the two seek to separate from each other, they’ve been hosting a flurry of campaign events before early voting begins today. Last night, Baker held an event with Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen at Leisure World in Aspen Hill. Meanwhile, Jealous is scheduled to host U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey in Silver Spring on Thursday afternoon. [Baltimore Sun]

Sunny, hot Thursday

The National Weather Service expects a sunny day with a high near 83 degrees and a nighttime low dropping to around 62.

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